President Trump tweets: “I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible…It is far more powerful, faster and smarter than the current standard. American companies must step up their efforts, or get left behind.”
“There is no reason that we should be lagging behind on something that is so obviously the future,” he went on. “I want the United States to win through competition, not by blocking out currently more advanced technologies. We must always be the leader in everything we do, especially when it comes to the very exciting world of technology!”
President Trump’s comments come as the University of Oulu in Finland prepare to present its 6G Flagship research initiative at MWC19 next week in Barcelona. An expert panel will explore how 6G will be different from 5G and whether companies need to already start thinking more seriously about 6G.
However, with 5G only just beginning commercialisation, Oulu’s researchers don’t expect to see 6G until at least 2030.